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posted by CoolHand on Friday September 30 2016, @10:23PM   Printer-friendly
from the starting-the-weekend-with-a-good-drinking-related-story dept.

A cocktail bar owner has installed a Faraday cage in his walls to prevent mobile phone signals entering the building.

Steve Tyler of the Gin Tub, in Hove, East Sussex, is hoping customers will be encouraged to talk to each other rather than looking at their screens.

He has installed metal mesh in the walls and ceiling of the bar which absorbs and redistributes the electromagnetic signals from phones and wireless devices to prevents them entering the interior of the building.

Why you hating on millennials, Bro?


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  • (Score: 5, Insightful) by Ethanol-fueled on Friday September 30 2016, @11:11PM

    by Ethanol-fueled (2792) on Friday September 30 2016, @11:11PM (#408578) Homepage

    Or a way for wimpy dudes to look more important and less desperate than staring at the hot blonde's tits, kind of like Linus' security blanket -- with the added potential for discrete creepshots.

    On another note, perhaps we should let them have their connectivity -- have you ever heard millennials actually converse? They start every sentence by actually saying, "Hashtag..." and were raised with a whole generation of shit uncontroversial humor and political correctness, so they're incapable of being controversial or funny. The best conversation you're gonna get out of them is hearing them bash Donald Trump, and even that's a pretty low bar.

    My generation(technically the ass-end of millennial but gen-X is spirit) interprets having one's phone out while sitting at the bar as, "Don't fucking talk to me."

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  • (Score: 5, Funny) by NotSanguine on Friday September 30 2016, @11:13PM

    by NotSanguine (285) <NotSanguineNO@SPAMSoylentNews.Org> on Friday September 30 2016, @11:13PM (#408579) Homepage Journal

    I think you may be losing your edge, Eth.

    I just modded you 'insightful'

    Or is it still too early out in your neck of the woods to be half in the bag yet?

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday September 30 2016, @11:38PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday September 30 2016, @11:38PM (#408587)

    #DrunkenLawnEnthusiast #KillAnyoneOverThirty

    • (Score: 2) by archfeld on Saturday October 01 2016, @06:40AM

      by archfeld (4650) <treboreel@live.com> on Saturday October 01 2016, @06:40AM (#408671) Journal

      87 is the new 30, or something like that. Smart phones don't kill pubs, douchebags using them in lieu of interacting in a real social environment do.

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      • (Score: 2) by Pslytely Psycho on Saturday October 01 2016, @11:31AM

        by Pslytely Psycho (1218) on Saturday October 01 2016, @11:31AM (#408722)

        Sure smart phones killed pubs. They're reading instead of drinking.

        At least they're reading.....sorta...

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        • (Score: 2) by archfeld on Saturday October 01 2016, @05:43PM

          by archfeld (4650) <treboreel@live.com> on Saturday October 01 2016, @05:43PM (#408840) Journal

          When they develop an App that can 3D print me a good stout I might concede that the pubs are dead, but until then all I can say is that smart phones have shut up the retards that used to yell into their cell phones and made my darts league a little more interesting. More idiots walk in front of the dart boards during 501 games now then ever before.

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday October 01 2016, @03:03PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday October 01 2016, @03:03PM (#408793)

    have you ever heard millennials actually converse?

    No and apparently thank God for that.

    They start every sentence by actually saying, "Hashtag..."

    Uuugggghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh there was a nub on IRC that tried to insert hashtags as part of their text. I had to explain they were spouting off channel names as IRC doesn't know what a hashtag is. I can't believe Twithole made it this far - I want my Internet back.